“Divil an inch,” replied the spalpeen; but he got himself off the threshold and resumed his position on the step.
He called this morning and said the spalpeen was doing splendid.
Can't ye lend a hand to the spalpeen while you're doing nothing?
Why, thin, did the spalpeen say it was himself that was bested?
He has scared him out of ten years' growth, and it's mesilf that's going to pay the same compliment to the spalpeen.
Don't talk of quarreling wid him and being friendly to me, ye murtherin' spalpeen!
"Divil an inch," replied the spalpeen; but he got himself off the threshold, and returned his position on the step.
The same is what I'll do whin I comes up wid the spalpeen, that stole me hat where I'd flung it in the road.
Leave that gun like she is, you spalpeen, or I'll send you to the fishes!
Isn't it in comfort I'm lying for the first time since that spalpeen behind the hedge tried to fell me to the earth?